I have put my 6 week old BO's in with my two grown hens this week--the hens are eating some of the medicated chick food and the chicks are eating the layer crumbles--is this a big deal?----because I wonder if I had a hen that hatched these babies out would you change the all the food in the henhouse for those babies because there would be no way to keep them all seperate-it seems here on the forum alot of chicks are bought or incubated and that is why all the seperation-but I have to wonder about the ones that are hatched the natural way would we still use all the different feeds. I see where they say not to let the little ones eat the laying crumbles but nothng about the grown girls eating the medicated feed. Is this really much ado about nothing???? Have we made more of this than necessary??? I grew up on a farm and I think sometimes we coddle and domesticate animals too much and make more problems for ourselves....I am just wondering........educate me people..